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Staff Nurse - Utilization Management

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The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Nursing is seeking a Staff Nurse (RN) for the Utilization Management Team - Management of Continuum of Care. A Staff Nurse will assess patients' nursing care needs, evaluate effectiveness of care provided, and integrate nursing theory and research into clinical practice.


Characteristic Duties of our Staff Nurses include but are not limited to:

  • Applies nursing theory to the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of patient responses to health and illness.
  • Assesses patient health care preferences and expectations.
  • Collaboratively coordinates the continuum of care across settings.
  • Develops patient care plan based on patient condition, age, and psychological, educational, and socioeconomic conditions that prescribes interventions to attain expected outcomes.
  • Implements patient care plan according to patient priorities, which includes interventions identified through nursing diagnoses. Documents/reports interventions and patient/family response.
  • Collaborates and integrates contributions of patients and families into multidisciplinary patient care plan.
  • Develops, coordinates and implements transfer/discharge planning throughout episode of care.
  • Implements nursing interventions according to department, division, and/or unit policies, procedures, and protocols to maintain safe environment for patients, visitors and staff. Follows universal precautions.

Position Summary


Clinical Practice

  • Incorporates scientific, behavioral and humanistic principles for application to clinical practice.
  • Utilizes, adheres and supports departmental standards and practice guidelines 
  • Applies nursing theory to the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of patient responses to health and illness. 
  • Assesses patient health care preferences and expectations.
  • Collaboratively coordinates the continuum of care across settings.
  • Develops patient care plan based on patient condition, age, and psychological, educational, and socioeconomic conditions that prescribes interventions to attain expected outcomes.
  • Implements patient care plan according to patient priorities, which includes interventions identified through nursing diagnoses.  Documents/reports interventions and patient/family response.
  • Collaborates and integrates contributions of patients and families into multidisciplinary patient care plan.
  • Develops, coordinates and implements transfer/discharge planning throughout episode of care.
  • Implements nursing interventions according to department, division, and/or unit policies, procedures, and protocols to maintain safe environment for patients, visitors and staff.  Follows universal precautions.
  • Implements emergency care procedures in potential or actual emergencies according to departmental policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Maintains skills/competency related to special equipment, medications, and procedures common to the patient population of the unit/division.
  • Evaluates patient's response to multidisciplinary care.
  • Uses evaluation data to revise and implement change.

Administration

  • Assumes accountability for the provision of care for patients. 
  • Assumes responsibility for care provided by self and other staff members under the nurse's direction.
  • Evaluates the quality of nursing care provided by other staff members.
  • Participates as a member of the health care team utilizing effective communication skills.
  • Participates in the development of unit, division, department and hospital policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Contributes to the solutions of staffing issues.
  • Contributes to cost containment strategies in unit.
  • Participates in projects/committees for enhanced functioning of the unit and supports unit level decision-making.
  • Responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of an interdisciplinary plan of care.
  • Participates in ongoing strategic planning process.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of computer applications.
  • Performs other projects or tasks as assigned. 

Education

  • Develops and implements patient/family teaching plan based on identified health education needs and the condition and age of the patient.
  • Evaluates and documents effectiveness of patient/family teaching.  Revises plan of care.
  • Participates in the orientation of new nursing staff and the ongoing education of nursing personnel, as directed by the Nurse Manager or designee.
  • Participates in formal and informal teaching with health care students.
  • Serves as clinical teaching assistant for senior level nursing students as directed by the Nurse Manager or designee.

Quality Assessment/Quality Improvement 

  • Participates in research utilization activities. 
  • Integrates research findings into practice.
  • Applies quality improvement principals to improve patient outcomes.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities.
  • Responsible for identification of improvement opportunities.
  • Professional Responsibilities:
  • Functions as a patient advocate.
  • Incorporates the principles of Service Leadership to ensure positive patient/customer relations.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Practices within legal boundaries of the Nurse Practice Act.
  • Complies with personnel policies.
  • Evaluates and validates performance with Nurse Manager or designee and sets goals for work performance.
  • Commits to ongoing learning to maintain and expand own knowledge.
  • Participates in professional development activities.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Remains calm and constructive in conflict situations 
  • Provides recognition and support for colleagues. 
  • Incorporates the principles of Service Leadership to ensure positive patient/customer relations 
  • Adheres to UIHC policies regarding personal conduct, including: follows established leadership, remaining responsive to instruction and coaching from supervisors and meeting the standards of personal appearance


University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®

 

Percent of Time:  50-100%

Schedule: 

Varying schedules include:


-50% 2-Week Rotation

Week One: Tuesday 8am-5pm, Thursday 8am-5pm
Week Two: Monday 8am-5pm, Tuesday 8am-5pm, Thursday, 8am-5pm 


-100% Days, Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm.


Location: Boyd Tower

Rotations: Alternating holidays

Salary: $52, 701.00 to commensurate *This does not include inpatient or shift differentials

SEIU Pay Plan: https://hr.uiowa.edu/pay/pay-plans/seiu-pay-plan

 

Benefits Highlights:

·         Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa

·         Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability        insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans

·         For more information about Why Iowa?, click here

 

  

Education Required

  • An Associate’s Degree in Nursing, a Diploma in Nursing, a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, Professional Masters of Nursing and Healthcare Practice (MNHP), MSN/Clinical Nurse Leader or a Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN, MA) is required

Experience Required

  • 3-5 years clinical nursing experience
  • Current license to practice nursing in Iowa is required at time of hire.
  • Minimum of two years recent experience working with insurance contracts and knowledge of CPT and ICD-10 codes.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Must be proficient in computer software applications. (ie: Microsoft applications)
  • Demonstrated job-related experience with and/or commitment to diversity in the work/academic environment is required.

Certifications:

  • Current license to practice nursing in Iowa is required by date of hire.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Certification in a role or specialty through a nationally recognized professional nursing certification body.  If not currently certified, must seek certification in a role or specialty as soon as eligible to sit for the exam.
  • Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing is highly desired (or currently working to complete within 2 years) or Master's degree in Nursing is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide great patient centered customer service.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively in difficult and complex situations.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of UI Healthcare Clinical programs and services
  • Previous experience working in an electronic medical record

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contact the Nursing Recruitment office at 319-356-2285.


Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer


The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu.  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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